402 W 43rd St
New York, NY 10036
Phone // 212-582-7500
Fax // 212-582-7502
Please make a reservation using the form below, or call us directly at 212-582-7500
Owners Livanos Family
Managing Partner Paul McLaughlin
Wine Director & Managing Partner Kamal Kouiri
Inspired by the traditions and heritage of the Greek islands and mainland, Molyvos has been one of New York’s most beloved Greek restaurants since its opening in 1997. Named after the seaside village on the Greek island of Lesvos where the Livanos family roots originate, Molyvos is known throughout Manhattan for its rustic Greek country cooking. When dining at Molyvos, guests embark on a Grecian culinary journey through a variety of mezedes and appetizers, as well as hyper-local specialty Greek cheese and honey, fresh fish, wild greens and savory pies – all accompanied by the largest all-Greek wine list in the U.S.
Curating this wine list is the challenge and love of Wine Director and Managing Partner Kamal Kouiri, who has been a part of the Molyvos family since 2001. Kamal’s dedication to Greek viticulture has been recognized by Wine Enthusiast’s “Award of Unique Distinction” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence” in 2012 and 2013, and “Best of Award of Excellence” from 2014 to 2019. Unsurprisingly, his passion has also helped Molyvos become one of Wine Enthusiast’s “Five Best Wine Bars in New York City” as well as making their “100 Best Wine Restaurants” in 2015 and 2016.
Molyvos pays tribute to the Livanos family’s Greek heritage through the lifestyle and food that represents the way people eat in Greece, and through décor inspired by the country’s romantic coastal villages. Above all, the goal of Molyvos is to bring filoxenia – the Greek style of hospitality – to the heart of New York. Nestled in Manhattan’s Midtown West neighborhood, just a block away from the esteemed Carnegie Hall, Molyvos helped introduce elegant and sophisticated Greek cuisine to the New York City dining scene with its opening in 1997, and continues to develop new menu items inspired by Greece.